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Solar Jets Cause Standing Waves in Earth's Magnetic Field

When jets of charged particles from the sun hit our magnetosphere, some of the ensuing ripples travel toward the northern and southern poles and get reflected back. The resulting interference allows standing waves to form, like on a drumhead...

March 19, 2019 — Jim Daley

Who Has "the Right Stuff" for Mars?

Humans traveling to Mars will be required to operate with a degree of autonomy human astronauts have never had, due to communication delays. Christopher Intagliata reports.

February 26, 2019 — Christopher Intagliata
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Scientific American Health & Medicine

Scientific American Health & Medicine